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A total of 43 container vessels from international shipping lines are scheduled to enter Yangon ports by December 2021

By December 2021, a total of 43 container vessels from international shipping lines are scheduled to enter Yangon ports. A total of 42 container vessels entered Rangoon ports last November to increase imports to meet domestic demand. According to the Myanmar Ports Authority, a total of 43 container vessels are scheduled to be launched this December in order to increase open season exports and increase imports to meet domestic demand. More international container and general cargo ships have arrived at Rangoon ports since May, handling more than 11,000 containers and 115,000 metric tons of general cargo, according to the Myanmar Ports Authority.

Yangon Port is under the supervision and management of the Myanmar Ports Authority. Due to the cooperation of shipping lines and importers, container vessels were able to be serviced in May 2021 with an average turnaround time of three days. Shipments and cargo handling have risen since May, handling more than 11,000 containers and 115,000 metric tons of general cargo. From June to the end of November, more than 40 container vessels entered the country. Maersk Line Myanmar (Sealand Maersk) will launch three new container vessels to meet maritime trade needs. Maersk Line Myanmar will launch new vessels, the Maersk Norberg, Maersk Narvik and Maersk Nesna. Of the three ships, the Maersk Nesna will dock at MITT and MIP ports. The launching ceremony was held on June 10, 2021 at MIP port.

The three new vessels will be able to carry 1,750 TEC 21,000 metric tons (9.5 meters in depth) and were built specifically for the Myanmar market. With the expansion of these new container vessels, there will be enough space & equipment for shipments and shipments will not have to wait to be booked for shipments. The discovery of a new waterway on the Yangon River has allowed international vessels to enter and leave the port of Thilawa, which has been allowed to increase its water restrictions. According to a statement from the Myanmar Ports Authority, 152 ships carrying more than 30,000 tonnes entered Rangoon port and Thilawa port within five months of the new tide restrictions being extended due to the discovery of a new waterway on the Yangon River.

Source: Daily Eleven

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